- Validity: 1 day
- Priority access
- Photos without flash
- Audioguide available
What to expect
- See the greek-roman works and the Farnese collection
- Admire the Egyptian and the Epigraphic collection
- Skip the line and don't waste your time
- Once entered, spend inside the museum all the time you want
Statues, gems, mosaics
It is one of the most important archaeological museum in the world situated in the former "Palace of the Studies" of Naples; it consists of important collections such as the Farnese one, that of the Pompeian excavations, the Egyptian one, the Epigraphic one and many other masterpieces of Greek-Roman art.
The building was begun in 1585 but only with Ferdinand IV of Borbone began to take shape the Museum itself; the renovation works were carried out first by Ferdinando Fuga, then from 1780 by Pompeo Schiantarelli and finally by Francesco Maresca, so in 1816 was instituted the "Royal Bourbon Museum".
With the Unification of Italy the complex took the name of National Museum and was enriched with new acquisitions; when in 1957 the Picture Gallery was moved to another location, the Museum became exclusively Archaeological.
On the ground floor all the rooms are occupied by the Farnese collection, with beautiful statues coming from Palazzo in Campo dei Fiori, Farnese Palace, Baths of Caracalla and Farnesina, and a wonderful collection of gems. Then there is all the statuary coming from the cities, like Pompeii and Ercolano, hit by the eruption of the Vesuvius in 79 AD, and the collection of mosaics.
Curious is the so-called Secret Cabinet which houses a collection of objects and mural paintings with erotic subjects that also had religious and magical value. Belong to the Museum also the sculptures coming from the Villa of Papyri (50 in marble and 21 in bronze), the Egyptian collection, the Epigraphic collection, the Numismatic collection and the beautiful Meridiana Room.
- The Tyrannicides
- The Farnese Hercules
- The Farnese Bull (representing the torture of Dirce)
- Silenus drunk
- Hermes at rest
- Farnese Atlas
- The Farnese Cup
- The Isso Battle
- The Three Graces
What is included
- Entrance with priority access
- Full-time entrance and you stay how long you want
- Reservation fees
- Access to temporary exhibitions
What is not included
- Guided tour
- Audio guide
The following options can be purchased in addition to the tickets in the booking Wizard on this website.
- Audioguide: available in Italian, English and French
- Citizens between 18 and 24 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance) from the EU and the States under conditions of reciprocity (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary).
Free Ticket (it is still required to pay the presale to skip the line) :
- Citizens from the EU under 18 years old (valid identity document needed at the entrance)
- Temporary and permanent teachers of Italian public and private schools equipped with the appropriate documentation issued by MIUR
- Disabled citizens from the EU and a family member or escort belonging to social and health care services.
The ticket is valid all day until closing time of the Museum starting from entrance time.
The entrance time written on the tickets may be subject to small changes depending on the actual availability of the Museum.
For a satisfying experience it is recommended to reserve at least 2 hours to visit the Museum.
The tickets will be sent via email within 24-48 hours after purchase (on weekdays) with instructions on how to get there and what to do to enter.
We inform you that, once booked, the date and time selected are binding. Please pick up your ticket at least 15 minutes before the reserved entrance. Who does not respect the time booked will not enter. To pick up the audio guide, you need a valid ID.
The Museum has a maximum capacity of people, in some periods of the year or special days you may experience short delays or waits not dependent on the Museum or Italy Tickets.
5 years ago
"Lejos el mejor museo que vi!!!!! Único!! "
5 years ago
Maria De Los Angeles
"El museo nacional de arqueologia de Napoles es lindisimo. Tiene coleccion egipcia y de mosaicos de Pompeya dignos de verse. Todas las salas son muy interesantes. El edificio en si es imponente sobre todo la planta alta. Excelente disposicion de las colecciones. Un Gran Museo"
5 years ago
"it was great! i was a little disappointed that a section of the museum was closed but happily enjoyed the exhibits that were open."
5 years ago
"Die Bestellung hat perfekt geklappt und das Museum zählt für mich zu den eindrucksvollsten die ich kenne"